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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:59:28
Type : Denier
Date: 47 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,47 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré avec le grènetis visible au droit. Très belle tête de Méduse au droit avec une petite contremarque sur la joue. Frappe un peu faible au revers. Jolie patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet


Obverse legend : L. PLAVTIVS.
Obverse description : Tête de Méduse de face, les cheveux terminés par des serpents.
Obverse translation : “Lucius Plautius”, (Lucius Plautius).


Reverse legend : [PLANCVS].
Reverse description : Aurore ailée volant à droite et conduisant les quatre chevaux du soleil.
Reverse translation : “Plancus”, (Plancus).


Poids léger. Petite contremarque sur la joue droite. Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 195 coins de droit et de 217 coins de revers pour cinq variétés.

Historical background


(47 BC) Lucius Plautius Plancus

Lucius Plautius Plancus was the brother of Lucius Minucius Plancus, but Lucius Plautius was adopted in Plautia people. Lucius Minucius Plancus was the prefect of the city in 45 BC before becoming Comata proconsul of Gaul (Gaul hairy) in 43 BC It was he who founded Copia, better known Roman colony the name of Lyon. Plautius Plancus was first called Gaius Munatius Plancus before being adopted by Lucius Plautius. Unfortunately for him, as Cicero, Lucius Plautius Plancus was proscribed in 43 BC, his property confiscated and he was executed.

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